‘Blindsight’ – teenage climbing adventure

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Himalayas, Blindsight follows the gripping adventure of six Tibetan teenagers who set out to climb the 23,000 foot Lhakpa Ri on the north side of Mount Everest.Your heart pounds, your lungs freeze,your in one of the most hostile environments on earth, your next footstep could be your last and your blind…

A dangerous journey soon becomes a seemingly impossible challenge made all the more remarkable by the fact that the teenagers are blind. Believed by many Tibetans to be possessed by demons, the children are shunned by their parents, scorned by their villages and rejected by society.

Rescued by Sabriye Tenberken – a blind educator and adventurer who established the first school for the blind in Lhasa, the students invite the famous blind mountain climber Erik Weihenmayer to visit their school after learning about his conquest of Everest. Erik arrives in Lhasa and inspires Sabriye and her students Kyila, Sonam Bhumtso, Tashi, Gyenshen, Dachung and Tenzin to let him lead them higher than they have ever been before.
The resulting 3-week journey is beyond anything any of them could have predicted.

Telecom Whangarei International Film Festival
November 15 – 28
27th November at 6pm
Sky City Cinemas
28th November at 10.30pm
Sky City Cinemas
Running Time: 104 minutes
In Tibetan, English and German with English subtitles.
Contact your local cinema for more information
View the trailer of Blindsight

Published 31/10/2007